Parliamentary committee to examine Broadband Speeds
Following the release of Lord Carter's Digital Britain Report, the Business & Enterprise Committee of the House of Commons has announced today its intention to open an inquiry into broadband speeds in the UK.
It will consider, amongst other matters, the following:
Whether the 2 Mbps Universal Service Obligation by 2012 is "ambitious enough"?
The appropriateness of the Government's broadband tax on copper lines to fund next generation access?
Are service providers providing the speeds which they promise?
The balance of current regulation encouraging fair competition and investment?
We hope that the inquiry raises the issues surrounding broadband notspots and slow-spots to the forefront of the wider policy debate.
Article from ThinkBroadband
Link to Parliamentary Announcement